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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.6
4.6
1124 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. With six locations in California, Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.

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Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 333-2167

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (858) 344-4456

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off tacos $5 Puesto drafts

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What 1,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

  2. V

    Vicky

    Guanajuato

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Came for Taco Tuesday, even with a reservation there was a 10 minute wait to be seated. I got the impression they had just had a shift change and they were playing catch-up with available tables. High top is small for the amount of tacos/appetizers/drinks chips you'll get, I recommend standard seating. Waiter was friendly and attentive, have never had an issue with table service here. Taco of the month was Octopus (pass) but adobada and carnitas were *chefs kiss*. Appetizer potato tacos (6) were very crunchy and yummy, complimentary chips and salsa came with the most delicious smoky salsa.

  3. DC

    DebC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptionally good. A little pricey, but we were prepared❣️

  4. KC

    KelseyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent service, beautiful location. busy day so lots of noise, which is not surprising. our server was fantastic and very friendly and attentive.

  5. ST

    SandraT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious every time I go. It was busy for Father's Day, but service was great. I really enjoy getting the freebie emails, that helps when making a choice of where I want to spend my money.

  6. SK

    SarahK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Chips and salsa were fantastic! Drinks were also great. Food was different and that was nice. Definitely heading back to this place soon.

  7. m

    marcom

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent quality & service

  8. HB

    HeatherB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband loves this restaurant and wanted to come here for Father’s Day. Great food as always. Drinks are expensive, but good. Our daughter is vegan, and she always enjoys her meal here as well.

  9. N

    Narissa

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this location. It’s definitely one of their nicest in San Diego. Drinks are always on point, food is always deliciously consistent. Favorite dishes are the Mango Shrimp Cevichd (do not pass this up!), classic guac, and the (off the menu) Hero Taco (aka Surf & Turf). You will not be disappointed!

  10. J

    Johns

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Amazing place! Best service we’ve had almost anywhere.

  11. B

    Brownhairedgirl

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Loud but delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Incredible tacos and super yummy food, great service from the staff. Top notch!!

  12. U

    Uniquebeat

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Birthday celebration. There is a communication breakdown between the hosts and servers. The hosts wished my son happy birthday because I stated it on our reservation. However, our server had know idea. I had to ask her if she knew toward the end of our meal and she said no it was not communicated to her. Food was great!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I really like this place! It has a cool vibe but the food is pricey and the portions are small; however,the food is actually pretty legit.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I wish my server was more Intentive. The drinks were good had the frozen puesto margarita and the puesto margarita or the rocks. The food was good as well.

  15. SD

    SD2t

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I met a couple of friends for lunch. We had a reservation for 12:30 and got seated right away. We had an excellent meal and the service was great. Our waiter was very friendly and personable.

  16. C

    Clint5150

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service

  17. p

    papeli

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is yummy. Service is professional. And prices are good

  18. BB

    BarbaraB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, great table, great waitress, the plates and glasses and the bottle of water are so pretty. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a wonderful night.

  19. B

    Benjamin

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant look is amazing, fantastic food, service was good! Overall and amazing experience for my girlfriend and I!

  20. S

    Shorty

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lunchtime-restaurant was pretty quiet. Started with chips and salsa and chicken taquitos. Salsa is great. Chips just ok, taquitos we’re served hot and yummy with the delicious salsas. Mojito and Paloma cocktails refreshing. Both the Cesar salad with chicken and Mexican chopped salad with shrimp were served nice and cold. Not over dressed. Delish!!

  21. L

    Luv1

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks! Try the mezcal flight and the shrimp ceviche!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed everything

  23. s

    skibum

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent. Drinks slow to arrive

  24. K

    Kingfood1234

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Having never been here before, I expected menu items to be middle of the range expensive ($20) for a good-size entree. Looking over the menu, tacos are $8-10$ EACH which seems hard to defend. I ordered the carnitas which was flavored well but I think a portion size at Chipotle is bigger and for a lot cheaper than the $22 I paid. Probably would not come back again based on the portion size. Clearly I’m in the minority as the place was quite crowded on a Friday afternoon. Ambiance was nice, service was good.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorites in Mission Valley! The mango margarita and short rib quesabirria tacos are my favorite!

  26. AL

    ArtL

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Great service. Nice place. Food was overpriced for what you get. It was very loud. Hard to have a conversation with all the noise.

  27. U

    Unionbrass

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    60 year Reunion with high school class mate

  28. RG

    RobertG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    really good food and drinks. A bit pricey though. We had a very nice time. It was out 40th anniversary.

  29. AW

    AliciaW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Tacos were excellent but the dinner plates, more like bowls were lacking. Shrimp and carnitas were both over cooked on our plates. But our server was really sweet and attentive.

  30. p

    patriciab

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Even with a reservation we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated.

  31. AA

    ArtA

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service great food beautiful interior

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    Great service Food not so great

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was great, she made awesome food recommendations and did not let us down. Overall atmosphere was calm and what I would want of all my dining experiences

    Puesto Mission ValleyResponded on June 8, 2022

    Hello! Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the service from our wonderful team here at Puesto Mission Valley! We hope to see you again the next time you're in need of a tasty meal and a refreshing beverage! Cheers! 🌮

  34. j

    jmwilson

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Excellent service from our server Melvin.

    Puesto Mission ValleyResponded on June 8, 2022

    Hello! On behalf of our team here at Puesto Mission Valley, thank you for showing us some love! We are delighted that you enjoyed everything on your most recent visit. It's always our goal to provide the best service of the best food and drinks from and for the best people! We love our Melvin and I'm so happy you did too! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in the mood for something delicious. Much Love and Gratitude! 🌮 Aislinn McCurry, Restaurant Manager - Puesto Mission Valley

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & ambience

  36. l

    littlejo

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Over hyped. Street tacos expensive, small, with tough overcooked double shells and short rib ones were greasy--I wished for paper napkin to wipe up grease. Don't like to pick up food and have it be tough to bite into and greasy underneath. For $10 could they spare a spoonful of beans on side instead of a la carte everything! The best food were chips, tasty salsa (skimpy tiny portion for our table of four--maybe 1/2 cup), and regular guac (also skimpy portion and overpriced. You think when we ordered another round of guac they might have comped us some more chips. Music was headache inducing and made it hard to converse. Doubtful I will ever return. I was embarassed to bring out of town friends her who wanted to experience street tacos--what they =got instead was a too expensive mediocre meal.

  37. YS

    YolandaS

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I have been to Puesto many times and the food is delicious, this time everything seemed bad, food to salty, had to keep asking for water, drinks were bad, just overall bad.

  38. m

    malakesf

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time there and would go back. Food is fresh and tasty, service was excellent

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was great!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    i freaking love this place. it will always be one of my favs & a place i take my friends if we go out & they’re looking to try something fun and new. a bit pricey but not bad! especially on taco tuesday

    Puesto Mission ValleyResponded on June 8, 2022

    Hello! Thank you so much for the awesomely positive feedback! It's always our goal here at Puesto to develop lasting relationships with our guests and provide them with the best of the best. Next time you come visit us for a taco (and maybe a marg), don't hesitate to come say hi! We look forward to having you! Cheers! 🌮 Aislinn McCurry, Restaurant Manager - Puesto Mission Valley

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Puesto Mission Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 1124 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 333-2167

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (858) 344-4456

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